GOMACO’s battery-powered slipform concrete curber works full day per charge
By Jenny LescohierAugust 03, 2021
GOMACO has introduced what is said is the ‘world’s first’ battery-powered slipform concrete curb machine, the CC-1200e. It’s designed to create zero exhaust emissions with reduced noise and vibrations.
Powered by 48-volt DC lithium-ion battery pack, the CC-1200e will slipform various concrete curb. It is self-propelled and compact in size for easy loading and transport.
The CC-1200e is capable of working a full paving day, and is equipped with the standard eight- to 10-hour charging system. A two-hour fast-charge system is optional.
The new model is controlled with a Radio Remote Control and puts all machine operations in the hands of the operator. The Radio Remote Control is equipped with the exclusive GOMACO G+ control system.
Rotary-sensored slew drive steering on front wheel assemblies allows maximum turning capability, smooth paving, and easy control, GOMACO said.
The CC-1200e is capable of pouring a 24-inch radius, depending on the mold profile. Molds are easily interchangeable and can accommodate concrete mold configurations that will fit within a 12-inch wide by 14-inch high section.
Curb may be poured on either side of the machine. The hopper and mold are adjustable up to 15 inches.
The CC-1200e is equipped with one variable-speed electric vibrator and is coordinated with the stop switch that provides automatic on/off control of vibrator synchronized with forward travel.
It paves up to 40 feet per minute and can achieve auxiliary speed of 93 feet per minute for fast job site mobility.
Leg elevation of the battery-powered slipform curb machine is controlled by three hydraulic cylinders with 10-inch stroke and an additional 5-inch manual adjustment.
The CC-1200e is equipped with an E-stop (emergency stop) on every corner of the machine and on the remote control. The CC-1200e is also equipped with an operator’s horn and back-up alarm to keep all personnel safe during the paving operation.